Mixed Game Mix-Ups

by , Jun 4, 2008 | 5:50 pm

Oy ve. This is complicated stuff! For the first time, the WSOP has added the $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event, which boasts of 8 different games. Not an event for the casual player. Must be why there is hardly an anonymous face in the crowd.

The tournament was 1/2 hour late to start as the dealers, tournament staff, and players tried to get settled. With the event drawing such an elite group of notable players, they wanted to have everything right. “We have the best dealers in this event,” said TD Jack Effel, after admitting this is the first time trying this many games in one event.

And not 5 minutes into the game there was a tiff between Eli Elezra and the dealer regarding the way something happened in 2-7 Triple Draw. If I had any idea what the rules of the game were, I’d let you know about the disagreement, but… All I can tell you is that the two people in front of the button will sit out on 2-7 games. (Hope that makes sense to someone!) In the end, tournament staff came over and cleared up the misunderstanding, which there was bound to be when Effel noted, “These are not the same rules that you play at Bellagio.”

Anyway, eight hands of each game will be played before switching. The games are: 2-7 triple draw lowball, limit hold’em, Omaha hi-o split 8-or-better, seven card razz, seven card stud, seven card stud hi-lo split 8-or-better, no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha.

Whew! I’m tired. And confused.

P.S. – Had my first Gus Hansen and Sammy Farha sightings of the 2008 WSOP.

10 Comments to “Mixed Game Mix-Ups”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    It makes sense as TDL games are played 6-handed. Imagine if they get to the bubble and it’s in the middle of a TDL round.

  2. California Jen

    I think the plan for that situation is to pray it doesn’t happen!

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Seems that way, the odds that it’ll happen are only 1 in 8.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Pauly’s saying that they changed the structure on the fly, wha happen?

  5. California Jen

    The plan to play 8 hands of each game is a change from the original structure, which was laid out here (http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/tourney/structsheet_4902.asp?tourneyid=4902&groupid=411).

  6. Kevin Mathers

    The structure sheet does say 8 hands for each game. So do they play 64 hands then move to the next level?

  7. California Jen

    Ya know, Kevin, I’m not exactly sure then. I’m not familiar enough with mixed events and how the structure goes to address the specifics. Maybe Dan or Pauly can weigh in?

    Seriously, when I said I was confused by this event, I wasn’t kidding.

  8. Kevin Mathers

    If they were doing this right, they’d play 8 hands/game, at the end of each hour, they move to the next game in the rotation at the new level and play from there.

  9. Poker Shrink

    Eight hands of each game, change the blinds, antes and bring-in on the hour but keep playing the same game until eight hands are done. So tables are playing different games all over the room and then what happens when they redraw? Start over at game #1? What if there is only a minute left in the hour, play one hand of Deuce to Seven and move on?

  10. zach

    I’m so glad I didn’t have to deal this

    btw you deal in the first six hands in front of the button in 2-7